Goodwood SpeedWeek confirms Kevin McCloud, Twiggy and Richard Petty as judges for design and fashion competitions

Motorsport | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Designer and TV personality, Kevin McCloud, will judge the Central Feature one-off design competition, inspired by the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
  • Model and actress, Twiggy, will judge the coveted Revival Best Dressed Competition.
  • NASCAR’s most decorated driver and voice of ‘The King’ in the film Cars, Richard Petty, will judge the children’s Design a Mini competition.
  • Prizes include VIP event experiences, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Huawei tablets, a Mini’s trunk full of M&Ms and more, across all three competitions.
  • The competitions are part of SpeedWeek@Home, where fans and viewers will be able to engage with all the action through a variety of innovative interactive experiences, from the comfort of their homes.
  • Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard takes place from 16th to 18th
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Goodwood is pleased to confirm Kevin McCloud, Twiggy and Richard Petty as judges for three exclusive competitions as part of SpeedWeek@Home. These are part of an interactive line-up of fan competitions during Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard.

The Central Feature competition      takes      inspiration from the stunning sculptures created each year for the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard and which reflect the event’s annual celebration of automotive design and motoring heritage.      

In the lead up to SpeedWeek, fans are invited to create their own Central Feature, using any materials that they so desire. Extra recognition will be given for the use of sustainable materials. Entries can then be made by uploading an image or video of the finished creation to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #SpeedWeekCentralFeature.

The competition hopes to attract an array of inspired entrants, displaying their design skills at home in the hope of winning a sensational VIP experience at next year’s Festival of Speed. McCloud is best known for the BAFTA award-winning series Grand Designs, first aired on Channel 4 and now in its 20th year of broadcast. His architectural knowledge and eye for great design makes him the perfect judge for the competition.

McCloud said: “Without being able to enjoy the Goodwood events in person this year, what better way to bring the spirit of Goodwood into your own home by taking on the challenge of designing and building your own Central Feature. While we aren’t looking for a skyscraping architectural behemoth which towers above your home, we will be looking for creativity, ingenuity and a design that makes us smile. It can be any size and made of any material but extra points will be awarded for sustainability and of course, for a great story behind the design. Whether it is celebrating the Battle of Britain, a tribute to Sir Stirling Moss or simply honouring your own love of motorsport, quite frankly…anything goes.”

Every year the Goodwood Revival’s Best Dressed competition is a key part in recreating the spirit of yesteryear at the three-day event, where fashion-fans dress to impress in 40s, 50s and 60s style outfits.

Goodwood hopes that despite not being able to attend the Revival in person, the event’s legion of loyal fans will be keen to show off their tweeds, the wartime make-do and mend, their rockabilly outfits and their Teddy Boy suits, on social media.

And who better to judge Revival Best Dressed, than a British culture and fashion icon? Prominent swinging sixties model, Twiggy, will be using her style expertise to select her favourite lady and gentleman sporting the classic Revival dress code.

Entrants can strut their stuff by uploading an image of their outfit to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #RevivalBestDressed.

Each winner will be invited to enjoy a VIP experience for two at the Goodwood Revival in 2021, a top of the range Huawei MatePad tablet , a goodie bag of VO5 haircare products and two magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to celebrate – one of which will be enjoyed at next year’s event.

Young fans of film Cars will be excited to hear that the voice actor behind popular character ‘The King’, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, will be judging the children’s Design a Mini competition.

The competition is open to children up to the age of twelve, who are challenged to use Goodwood’s 1960s Mini Cooper S template and get creative by designing their very own Mini livery, using whichever creative materials take their fancy.

Entrants can submit their design by getting a responsible adult to upload a picture of their finished artwork to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #SpeedWeekMini.

One lucky winner will be chosen by Petty to have their design wrapped on a real life mini, which will race at the Goodwood Revival next year, as the winner and their family cheer it around the track. If that wasn’t enough, the winner will also enjoy a car boot filled with M&Ms to celebrate their victory!

As the anticipation starts to build ahead of SpeedWeek, entries are now open and fans are urged to get stuck in now to be in with a chance of getting their designs in front of McCloud and Petty or to flaunt their style in front of Twiggy and to potentially win one of the fantastic prizes.

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Stay up to date with all future announcements and on-event action with the official hashtag #gwspeedweek across our social channels:

  • @GoodwoodRRC (Twitter)
  • Goodwood Road & Racing (Facebook)
  • @goodwoodrrc (Instagram)

As well as the comprehensive streaming options through and social media, SpeedWeek will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITV4 during the event:

  • Friday 16th Oct - 16:30-18:30 (ITV4)
  • Saturday 17th Oct - 14:00-16:00 (ITV4)
  • Sunday 18th Oct - 14:00-16:00 (ITV1)

A selection of highlight programmes the week after the event on ITV4:

  • First Glance - Wednesday 21st Oct - 21:30
  • Highlights 1 - Thursday 22nd Oct - 20:00
  • Highlights 2 - Thursday 22nd Oct - 21:00

About Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard

Speedweek is a new, one-time only interactive entertainment experience for 2020. With social distancing in place, Goodwood may not be able to welcome the typical crowds of thousands to Festival of Speed or Revival, but millions of fans will still experience the virtual thrills of Speedweek by streaming the event from home. Each day’s live stream schedule will be filled with wheel-to-wheel racing in some of the world’s most valuable and historic cars, fast-paced feats and extraordinary celebrations, with celebrities joining to host special moments from around the world. The audience will take a journey through next-generation technology as they discover how advances will shape our lives in years to come and the incredible speed at which leaps of innovation are impacting both present and future. Designed to be intensely interactive, Speedweek will offer plenty of chances for fans to participate as they enjoy everything they love about cars, driving and motorsport. Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020.


About the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights include FOS Future Lab, The Arena, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival

Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only race meeting to be staged entirely in an authentic period setting, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing. It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.

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